BY FRASER RODGERS
Prince George Cougars
The Prince George Cougars Society presented the United Way of Northern B.C. with an $18,000 donation on Tuesday afternoon, that will make a significant impact in our community.
“The Prince George Cougars Society is honoured to have been able to donate hundreds of thousands of dollars over the past few years to support a wide variety of charities, none more deserving than the United Way of Northern BC and the many important agencies under their umbrella,” said Cougars Vice-President, Business Andy Beesley.
“The Cougars look forward to many more years of supporting our community and we’ll be soon announcing more mega jackpots for next season.”
The Cougars and the United Way of Northern BC partnered for a very successful Mega 50/50 Jackpot on March 9th. The jackpot of nearly $40,000 would not have been possible if it wasn’t for the generous sponsorship of Mr. Mike’s Steakhouse and Wood Wheaton GM Supercentre.
Several local non-profit agencies that will benefiting from the donation, which include Intersect, PG Hospice, Crisis Line, YMCA, Canadian Mental Health, Northern Brain Injury Group/ PG Brain Injury, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Carney Hill Neighbourhood, and the United Way Community Impact Fund.
“We are so grateful to have partnered with the Prince George Cougars for this exciting event. The money raised will provide funding to multiple organizations in the United Way Family of Charities. In reality, many organizations can’t market or fundraise on their own and depend on United Way to raise awareness on the impact they have in our community,” commented Roberta Squire, CEO of the United Way of Northern BC.
“Thank you to the Prince George Cougars, our sponsors Mr. Mikes and Wood Wheaton for helping those that need it the most.”
In the last four years the Prince George Cougars Society has donated in excess of $631,000 to various local charities and community groups.